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Theses Defended in 2009



Alcalde2Title: "Changing the World. Explaining Successes and Failures of International Campaigns by NGOs in the Field of Human Security"

Jury: Donatella Della Porta (EUI) (Supervisor), Rafael Grasa (Autónoma de Barcelona), Mario Pianta (University of Urbino), Pascal Vennesson (EUI/RSCAS)

Thesis defended on 14 September 2009, Bio & Abstract

Volker BALLI (DE)

2009BalliBTitle: "Power and Gestalt of Political Concepts. A Study of the Emergence, Nature and Self-Understanding of the European Union Polity"

Jury: Richard Bellamy (UCL), Claus Offe (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin), Peter Wagner (University of Trento and formerly EUI) (Supervisor) Neil Walker (University of Edinburgh and formerly EUI)

Thesis defended on 7 February 2009, Bio & Abstract

Manuele CITI (IT)

2009CitiTitle:"Patterns of Policy Evolution in the EU. The Case of Research and Technology Development Policy"

Jury: Frank Baumgartner (Penn State University), Susana Borrás (Copenhagen Business School), Adrienne Héritier (EUI/RSCAS) (Co-Supervisor), Rikard Stankiewicz (Lund University (emeritus), formerly EUI) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 26 June 2009, Bio & Abstract  


DeLaCalleTitle: "Accounting for Nationalist Violence in Affluent Countries"

Jury: Donatella Della Porta (EUI), Stathis Kalyvas (Yale University) (by telephone link), Michael Keating (EUI) (Supervisor), Juan Díez Medrano (University of  Barcelona)

Thesis defended on 3 December 2009

Bio & Abstract

Nicole DÖRR (DE)

2009NicoleDoerrlTitle: "Listen Carefully: Democracy Brokers at the European Social Forums"

Jury: Donatella Della Porta (EUI) (Supervisor), Klaus Eder (Humboldt University of Berlin) (External Co-Supervisor), Francesca Polletta (UC IRvine) (by videolink), Peter Wagner (University of Trento)

Thesis defended on 4 May 2009  Bio & Abstract


2009ErikssonTitle: "Rethinking Targeted Sanctions"

Jury: Thomas Biersteker (The Graduate Institute, Geneva), Peter Viggo Jakobson (Univ. Copenhagen), Friedrich V. Kratochwil (EUI), Pascal Vennesson (EUI/RSCAS) (Supervisor)


TiagoFernandes2Title: "Patterns of Associational Life in Western Europe, 1800-2000: A Comparative and Historical Interpretation"

Jury: Donatella Della Porta (EUI) (Co-Supervisor), Philippe C. Schmitter (EUI) (Supervisor), Victor Pérez-Diaz (ASP/Univ. Complutense, Madrid) (in absentia), Pedro Tavares de Almeida (Univ. Nova de Lisboa

Thesis defended on 21 July 2009, Bio & Abstract

Alessandro FUSACCHIA (IT)

2009FusacchiaTitle: "Selection, Appointment and Redeployment of Senior Commission Officials"

Jury: Michelle Cini (Univ. Bristol), Bruno De Witte (EUI, Law Department), Morten Egeberg (Univ. Oslo), Adrienne Héritier (EUI/RSCAS) (Supervisor)


GaenssmantelTitle: How International Actors Interact. Explaining China's Engagement with the EU, 2002-2007

Jury: Marise Cremona (EUI, Law Department), Christopher Hughes (LSE), Pascal Vennesson (EUI/RSCAS) (Supervisor), Lanxin Xiang (Grad Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva)

Thesis defended on 30 September 2009, Bio & Abstract

Michele GRIGOLO (IT)

2009GrigoloTitle: "Human Rights and the City. Anti-Discrimination Laws and Policies in New York and Barcelona"

Jury: Joan Font Fábregas (CCHS, Madrid), Virginie Guiraudon (CNRS, Lille), Michael Keating (EUI) (Supervisor), Daniel Sabbagh (CERI, Sciences Po, Paris)


Grzybowska KatrzynaTitle: "International Party Co-operation. Before and After 1989: The Polish and Hungarian (Post-) Communists and Western Social Democrats"

Jury: Attila Agh (Corvinus University, Budapest), Michael Keating (EUI) (Supervisor), Paul G. Lweis (Open University, Milton Keynes), Peter Mair (EUI)

Thesis defended on 30 November 2009


GuardiancichTitle: "Pension Refoms in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe: Legislation, Implementation and Sustainability"

Jury: Nicholas Barr (LSE), Martin Kohli (EUI), Martin Rhodes (University of Denver, formerly EUI) (Supervisor), Tine Stanovnik (University of Ljubljana)

Thesis defended on 28 October 2009 Bio & Abstract


CHANRETTYTitle: "The Political Independence of Public Service Broadcasters"

Jury: Adrienne Héritier (EUI/RSCAS), Anker Brink Lund (Copenhagen Business School), Gianpietro Mazzoleni (University of Milan) (External Co-Supervisor), Alexander H. Trechsel (EUI) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 18 December 2009 Bio & Abstract


2009KrzyzanowskaTitle: "What Drives Entrepreneurs? A Study of Business Formation by Young People in Poland and Ireland"

Jury: László Bruszt (EUI), Colin Crouch (Warwick Business School) (Supervisor) Colm O'Gorman (DCU Business School, Dublin), Andrzej Kozminski (Leon Kozminski Academy, Warsaw)

Thesis defended on 13 March 2009, Bio & Abstract  


Tiia Lehtonen PortraitTitle: "Small States - Big Negotiations. Decision-Making Rules and Small State Influence in EU Treaty Negotiations"

Jury: Derek Beach (University of Aarhus), Adrienne Héritier (EUI/RSCAS) (Supervisor), Jonas Tallberg (University of Stockholm), Jacques Ziller (University of Pavia, formerly EUI, Law Department)

Thesis defended on 27 March 2009, Bio & Abstract  

Matthieu LIETAERT (BE) 

LietaertMatthieuTitle: "Building EU Trade Governance. The European Commission and Non-State Actors in External Trade in Services Policy"

Jury: David Coen (UCL), Martin Rhodes (University of Denver, formerly EUI) (Supervisor), Sven Steinmo (EUI), Bastiaan van Apeldoorn (VU Amsterdam)

Thesis defended on 26 October, 2009, Bio & Abstract


MattoniTitle: Multiple Media Practices in Italian Mobilizations against Precarity of Work

Jury: Bianca Beccalli (University of Milan), Nick Couldry (University  of London), Donatella Della Porta (EUI) (Supervisor), Peter Wagner (University of Trento, formerly EUI) (by telephone link)

Thesis defended on 16 October 2009 Bio & Abstract

Stefania MILAN (IT)

Milan2009Title: "Stealing the Fire. A Study of Emancipatory Practices in the Field of Communication"

Jury: Rainer Bauböck (EUI), Donatella Della Porta (EUI) (Supervisor), Robert Hackett (Simon Fraser University), David Snow (University of California, Irvine)

Thesis defended on 9 October 2009,  Bio & Abstract


2009ObeleneTitle: "Discontinuity in Elite Formation: Former Komsomol Functionaries in the Period of Post-Communist Transition in Lithuania and Belarus"

Jury: Jean-Pascal Daloz (Universities of Oxford and Oslo), Jaap Dronkers (EUI) (Supervisor), Arfon Rees (University of Birmingham, formerly EUI, History Department), Ivan Szelenyi (Univsity of Yale)

Thesis defended on 13 February 2009, Bio & Abstract  

Louisa PARKS (UK)

2009ParksTitle: "In the Corridors and in the Streets: A Comparative Study of the Impacts of Social Movement Campaigns in the EU"

Jury: László Bruszt (EUI), Donatella Della Porta (EUI) (Supervisor) Carlo Ruzza (University of Leicester), Sidney Tarrow (Cornell University) (by videolink)

Thesis defended on 9 January 2009 Bio & Abstract  

Thomas PASTER (AT)

2009Paster75Title: "Choosing Lesser Evils: The Role of Business in the Development of the German Welfare State from the 1880s to the 1990s"

Jury: Colin Crouch (Warwick Business School), Anke Hassel (Hertie School of Governance), Martin Rhodes (University of Denverm formely EUI) (Co-Supervisor), Sven Steinmo (EUI) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 12 June 2009 Bio & Abstract

Patryk PAWLAK (PL)

PawlakTitle: "Network Politics in Transatlantic Homeland Security Cooperation. A European Dimension"

Jury; Daniel Hamilton (Johns Hopkins, Washington), Friedrich V. Kratochwil (EUI) (Supervisor), Wyn Rees (University of Nottingham), Sven Steinmo (EUI)

Thesis defended on 4 December, 2009 Bio & Abstract

Pedro Adão e Silva Cardoso PEREIRA (PT)

PereiraTitle: "Waiving the European Flag in a Southern European Welfare State: Factors Behind Domestic Compliance with European Social Policy in Portugal"

Jury: Maurizio Ferrera (University of Milan), Peter Mair (EUI), Martin Rhodes (University of Denver, formerly EUI) (Supervisor), Manuel Villaverde Cabral (ICS-University of Lisbon)

Thesis defended on 29 October 2009 Bio & Abstract

Nikolas Milan RAJKOVIC (Serbia)

Title: "Explaining the Politics of Compliance and Ad Hoc Justice in Serbia and Croatia"

Jury: Rainer Bauböck (EUI), Rogers Brubaker (UCLA), Friedrich Kratochwil (EUI) (Supervisor), Antje Wiener (University of Hamburg)

Thesis defended on 13 June 2009 Bio & Abstract  


Roecke AnjaTitle: "Democratic Innovation Through Ideas? Participatory Budgeting and Frames of Citizen Participation in France, Germany and Great Britain"

Jury:  Donatella Della Porta (EUI) (Supervisor), Hans-Peter Müller (Humboldt University) (External Supervisor), Yves Sintomer (Paris 8 University, UMR Cultures et Sociétés Urbaines), Peter Wagner  (formerly EUI/University of Trento) (by telephone link)

Thesis defended on 19 November 2009 Bio & Abstract

Janusz RYZNER (PL)

Ryzner JanuszTitle: "Legacies and Incentives: A Comparative Analysis of Post-Communist Minority Policy in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary"

Jury; Rainer Bauböck (EUI), Michael Keating (EUI) (Supervisor), Gwendolyn Sasse (University of Oxford), Mitja Zagar (University of Ljubljana)

Thesis defended on 24 November 2009 Bio & Abstract

Catherine SPIESER (FR)

Catherine Spieser09Title: "Instiutionalising Market Society in Times of Systemic Change. The Construction and Reform of Social and Labour Market Policies in Poland in a Comparative Perspective (1989-2004)"

Jury: Colin Crouch (University of Warwick, formerly EUI) (Supervisor), Virginie Guiraudon (CERAPS-CNRS), Francois Bafoil (CERI-Sciences-Po, External Co-Supervisor), Maurizio Ferrera (University of Milan) (in absentia)

Thesis defended on 13 November 2009 Bio & Abstract

Laurentiu STINGA (RO)

StingaTitle: "Still Elected Dictators? A Study of Executive Accountability to the Legislature in Multi-Party Across Time: Italy (1947-2006), Argentina (1982-2006) and Romania (1992-2007)

Jury: László Bruszt (EUI)(Supervisor), Peter Mair (EUI), Leonardo Morlino (SUM, Firenze) (in absentia), Wolfgang C. Müller (University of Mannheim)

Thesis defended on 24 September 2009 Bio & Abstract


SzelewaTitle: "Ideas, Rules, and Agency: Public Bureaucrats and the Evolution of Family Policies in Hungary and Poland"

Jury: László Bruszt (EUI), Jula S. O'Oconnor (University of Ulster), Ann Shola Orloff (Northwestern University), Sven Steinmo (EUI) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 25 September 2009 Bio & Abstract


TomaszewskiTitle: Multidimensional Poverty and Social Exclusion in Europe: A Cross-national Perspective

Jury: Jaap Dronkers (EUI) (Supervisor), Martin Kohli (EUI), Christopher Whealan (University College Dublin), Krzysztof Zagorski (Kozminski University)

Thesis defended on 2 October 2009  Bio & Abstract


2009VanSpanjeTitle: "Pariah Parties. On the Origins and Electoral Consequences of the Ostracism of Political Parties in Established Democracies"

Jury: Mark Franklin (EUI), Michael Laver (New York University), Peter Mair (EUI) (Supervisor), Cees van der Eijk (University of Nottingham) (External Co-Supervisor) (in absentia)

Thesis defended on 15 May 2009 Bio & Abstract


2009WendlingTitle: "The European Union Response to Emergencies. A Sociological Neo-Institutionalist Approach"

Jury: Olivier Borraz (Centre de Sociologie des Organisations, CNRS, Paris), Magnus Ekengren (Swedish National Defence College), Alexander Trechsel (EUI), Pascal Vennesson (RSCAS/EUI) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 4 May 2009 Bio & Abstract

Michael VORIŠEK (CS)

VoriseksTitle: "The Reform Generation. 1960s' Czechoslovak Sociology in a Comparative Perspective"

Jury: Johan Heilbron (Erasmus University Rotterdam and CSE-CNRS), Jiri Musil (Charles University, Prague), E. Arfon Rees (University of Birmingham, former EUI), Peter Wagner (University of Trento, former EUI) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 15 September 2009 Bio & Abstract

Joachim WENTZEL (DE)

Title: "An Imperative to Adjust? Skill Formation in England and Germany"

Jury: Adrienne Héritier (EUI/RSCAS), Ewart Keep (Cardiff University), Martin Kohli (EUI) (Supervisor), Vivien A. Schmidt (Boston University)

Thesis defended on 5 December, 2009 Bio & Abstract


2009Wilson1Title: "Multi-Level Party Politics in Italy and Spain"

Jury: Sergio Fabbrini (University of Trento), Jonathan Hopkin (LSE), Michael Keating (EUI) (Supervisor), Peter Mair (EUI)

Thesis defended on 5 June 2009, Bio & Abstract


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